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Embedded Linux Conference and LinuxCon Europe schedules posted

Aug 18, 2014 — by Eric Brown 703 views

The Linux Foundation announced the schedule for LinuxCon + CloudOpen + Embedded Linux Conference Europe, to be held Oct. 13-15 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Since the Linux Foundation posted the initial list of keynotes for the LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC (Embedded Linux Conference) Europe in early July, the Linux advocacy organization has announced two more. Paul Biondich, president of the OpenMRS open source medical records initiative, is speaking on “How Open Source Communities are Improving the Health of the Poor.” In addition, Chris Schlaeger, Managing Director of the Amazon Development Center will discuss the “Building Blocks of AWS.” Previously announced speakers include Linux creator Linus Torvalds, Jono Bacon (XPRIZE), Joanna Rutkowska (Invisible Things Lab), and Frank Karlitschek, founder of the ownCloud project, among others.

Linus Torvalds (left) and Jono Bacon

In addition to folding in CloudOpen and ELC, LinuxCon Europe will be co-located with the following technical events: Community Management Workshop, GStreamer Conference, KVM Forum, Linux Tracing Summit, Linux Plumbers Conference, Real-Time Linux Workshop, U-Boot Mini Summit, and the Yocto Project Dev Day. In addition, a Women in Open Source Luncheon will take place Monday, Oct. 13, and the LF will offer some “scholarship” passes to women who could otherwise not attend LinuxCon. A Newcomers Reception will be held the same day.

Joanna Rutkowska (left) and Frank Karlitschek

The following is a sampling of some of the more interesting Embedded Linux Conference sessions, although there are many more that should be intriguing as well. Additional topics covered include performance analysis, Wayland, U-Boot, Skia, DRM/KMS, U-root, Generic PHY framework, device driver debugging, LTSI, hypervisors, fast boot, power measurement, and Buildroot, among others. There are also BoF sessions on Coreboot and the Yocto Project.

Sample ELC presentations include:


  • Oct. 13:
    • Enhancing real-time capabilities with the PRU — Ron Birkett, TI
    • Case study: Building a high quality video pipeline using GStreamer & V4Linux on an i.MX6 — Sean Hudson, Mentor Graphics
    • Bluetooth Low Energy and Internet of Things — Marcel Holtmann, Intel
    • A double-agent developer: ARM vs. x86 — David Anders, CircuitCo
    • Tutorial: setting up — Embedded Edition — Steve Rostedt, Red Hat
  • Oct. 14:
    • Chromium OS audio system — Dylan Reid, Google
    • Tuning Android for low RAM — Chris Simonds, 2net
    • Demystifying Android’s security underpinnings — Karim Yaghmour, Opersys
    • Supporting a new ARM platform: the Allwinner example — Maxine Ripard, Free Electrons
    • SystemD for embedded Linux — challenges and opportunities — Michael Olbrich, Pengutronix
    • EFL — a UI toolkit designed for the embedded world — Cedric Bail, Samsung
  • Oct. 15:
    • Using Linux throughout the complete UAV stack — Koen Kooi, Linaro
    • High-speed data acquisition with the Linux I/O framework — Lars-Peter Clausen, Analog Devices
    • Rtmux: a thin multiplexer to provide hard realtime applications for Linux — Jim Huang, ITRI
    • Tame the USB gadgets talkative beast — Krzysztof Opasiak, Samsung
    • Tizen-Meta as security and connectivity layers for Yocto Project — Doming ar Foll, Intel

A few other LinuxCon sessions may be of particular interest to embedded Linux developers. These include:

  • Evaluation of real-time performance in embedded Linux — Hiraku Toyooka, Hitachi
  • Technical feasibility study: Is Linux ready for medical devices? — Florian Mosch, Drager Medical GmbH
  • Coming soon, an open source project near you — the Linaro LBG Open Data Plane initiative — Michael Christofferson, Enea
  • Digital TV on Linux — Mauro Carvalho Chehab, Samsung
  • Raspberry Pi hacks and projects — Ruth Suehle, Red Hat

Further information

LinuxCon + CloudOpen + Embedded Linux Conference Europe will take place Oct. 13-15, in Düsseldorf, Germany, at the Congress Centre Düsseldorf. A Networking Pass (as in schmoozing) for LinuxCon + CloudOpen + ELC, which will include access to all events except the conference sessions, will sell for $250 through Aug. 22, and $300 thereafter. Early registration for a full pass that includes all sessions is $600 through Aug. 22, after which the price will increase to $750 through Oct. 3, and to $850 after that. The schedule is here, and registration is here.

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